Booz Allen Hamilton has today named Arthur E. Johnson to its Board of Directors. He will serve on Booz Allen’s Audit Committee as well as serve for a term expiring at Booz Allen’s general meeting of shareholders in the summer of 2013.
Johnson comes from Lockheed Martin where he spent two decades holding multiple leadership roles in the information technology and defense businesses. Johnson served as a leader in strategic development, retiring in 2009 as senior vice president.
Prior to that, he served as president and chief operating officer of the company’s Information and Services Sector from 1997 to 1999. He served as president of the Systems Integration Group and the Federal Systems Group after Loral Corporation was acquired by Lockheed Martin in 1996.
“Art brings extensive IT management experience to Booz Allen’s Board, having held senior positions at IBM, Loral Corporation and Lockheed Martin,” said Ralph W. Shrader, Booz Allen’s chairman, president and CEO.
“His career combines a strong technology background with extensive experience in the government market that will help guide the firm as we work to enhance the technological expertise we provide our government and commercial clients. He will help build the capabilities of an already strong board, and we look forward to his contributions,” he added.
Johnson started his career at IBM and led its federal business, which was acquired by Loral, serving as president and chief operating officer of IBM Federal Systems Company from 1992 to 1994. Before that, he had been named vice president and general manager of IBM Federal Systems Division – Manassas in 1988.